4th August 2008
Churches should speak out after gay teen dies in hate crime 21
4:50 PM — A local councillor in Liverpool has called on the city’s religious leaders to come together to condemn violence against gay people after a teenager died after a homophobic attack.
Brighton’s Pride shines through British summer weather
4:13 PM — It may have rained on the parade, but for the tens of thousands of people in Brighton for the city's Pride events it was, as ever, a great day out.
Video: American fans think Ant and Dec are gay 2
12:09 PM — TV presenters Ant and Dec have been forced to deny they’re gay in a bid to rescue their faltering career in America. The Geordie duo discussed their sexuality on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live show.
“Stay together, but not only as an association of polite friends” 1
11:48 AM — Yesterday the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, gave his concluding Presidential address to the Lambeth Conference 2008.
Teenager dies after ‘homophobic’ attack in Liverpool 10
10:40 AM — An 18-year-old who suffered serious injuries last month in an attack described by police as homophobic has died.
3rd August 2008
Rowan Williams claims resolution on homosexuality is possible 7
6:09 PM — Despite no agreement on how to tackle the issue of homosexuality in the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury said the "pieces are on the board" for a settlement.
Iris Robinson mocked by revellers at Belfast Pride 14
4:00 PM — Thousands attended yesterday's Gay Pride event in Belfast where DUP MP Iris Robinson, who is the wife of the first minister, was mocked.
1st August 2008
Plans for Soho’s ‘one stop shop’ for LGBT community move forward 2
4:55 PM — Plans for a LGBT centre offering health and social care services, business support and an exhibition space in Soho are moving forward.
Gloucester gays won’t let homophobia win as they gear up for Pride 2
3:16 PM — Organisers are putting the finishing touches to next weekend's Gloucestershire Pride, which is on August 9th.
Gay rights activist reappointed to NI Equality Commission
2:59 PM — One of Northern Ireland's most vocal advocates for gay rights has been reappointed to the province's Equality Commission.
Life in prison for couple convicted of murdering gay man
2:02 PM — A 22-year-old woman from Dover and her 27-year-old boyfriend have been found guilty of the murder of David Redman.
Tories to parade themselves at Brighton Pride 36
1:15 PM — The Conservative party's attempts to make itself appealing to the gay community continue this weekend with a float at tomorrow's Brighton Pride parade.
Entries pour in for LGBT arts festival 1
11:41 AM — A London LGBT arts festival is getting an enthusiastic response to an open call for submissions, with applications pouring in from around the world.
31st July 2008
Lambeth Conference makes no decisions on gays in the church 6
11:09 PM — 40 senior Anglican bishops today debated homosexuality at the Lambeth Conference although there was no formal proposal for how to move forward on the issue.
Two men banned from football grounds for homophobic chanting
4:41 PM — Two Preston North End fans have been banned from the club's ground for a year and fined by magistrates after they were convicted of public order offences after chanting homophobic slogans.
Lib Dems claim Equality Bill contains “blatant prejudice” against trans people 4
4:23 PM — The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of "leaving the door open to discrimination" against trans people.
INTERVIEW: Why the British Army joined forces with Stonewall
3:53 PM — The British Army's decision to join a programme designed to promote equality in the workplace has been widely welcomed.
Coronation Street: Tina breaks it off with David
3:36 PM — You don't need a crystal ball to predict that David and Tina's relationship is headed for the rocks this week. Once David crosses the line of acceptability by hacking into Tina's personal emails you know he's asking for trouble. Daryl tries to stop his friend from spying on Tina but David's obsession with who she has been emailing is too strong for him to resist.
Emmerdale: Jo feels the force of Andy’s wrath again
3:32 PM — The friendship between Sam and Jo seems to be blooming, when Jo invites him for lunch. Sam is delighted and even goes as far as to buy a new shirt for their "date". But the joyful mood doesn't last long.
EastEnders: Phil reveals some shocking home truths
3:27 PM — Family, or "fam-lee" as the residents of Albert Square would say, is the focus of this week's event in Walford. First off, Peggy and Archie's rather sudden decision to tie the knot sparks tension within the Mitchell camp as Ronnie suspect's her dad's true motives. Needless to say, this doesn't sit too well with Peggy who is growing tired of Ronnie's drunken rants about how evil her father is. Aren't we all?